asian studies

No longer invisible: Randolph student shines a spotlight on Asian-American filmmakers

This summer, Mengna Zhao ’23 is teaming up with media and culture professor Jennifer Gauthier to examine the work of Asian and Asian-American filmmakers as part of Randolph’s Summer Research Program.... READ MORE >>

Tibetan lamas to build sand mandala at Randolph College

After an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in the south wing of Lipscomb Library, they will work daily from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. on the mandala. ... READ MORE >>

America’s wars in Asia, and U.S. public opinion about them, subject of summer research

Both the Korean and Vietnam Wars were milestones in the Cold War era, shaping U.S. public opinion toward both countries at the time—and we still have a lot to learn from them today.... READ MORE >>

History professor Selda Altan publishes work, presents at conference

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History professor Selda Altan presented “A French Muslim in Qing China: Gervais Courtellemont’s Travels in Yunnan and Chinese Muslims in French Colonial Policy-Making, 1900–1911” virtually during the Biennial Conference of the Historical Society of Twentieth-Century China over the summer. She wrote more about the topic for the Turkish history journal Toplumsal Tarih. Her article, “Yirminci... READ MORE >>

Latesha Thornhill ’21 telling the stories of veterans through VA internship

Thornhill is working as a digital media engagement intern for the Department of Veteran Affairs, researching and fact checking the VA’s external communications, including its Veterans of the Day blog posts.... READ MORE >>

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

Student-written ASIANetwork grant will allow Randolph students and professor to travel to Nepal for research

As Suzanne Bessenger, a religious studies professor, was designing the syllabus for her Gendering Enlightenment class, she realized that all of the students were interested in fields that would require grant writing. “Instead of asking them to each write a traditional research paper, I thought why not have the students work together to apply for... READ MORE >>

Scholar on Chinese politics to discuss ‘Human Rights in China’

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Perry Link, a world-renowned scholar on modern Chinese literature, politics and intellectual life, will give a special lecture entitled “Human Rights in China” at Randolph on Wednesday, February 12, at 6 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Link, retired from Princeton University, continues to teach at the University... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: a Q&A with new history professor Selda Altan

Selda Altan

Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is underway, and several new faces have joined the faculty. History professor Selda Altan is one of the new additions: Where are you originally from and what is your career/educational background? I am originally from Istanbul, Turkey. I received my undergraduate degree in history and sociology at Bogazici University, Istanbul.... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>